Dan Richardson was elected to the Phantom Regiment Board of Directors in July 2001 and has been on the board since. He previously served on the board from 1974-86.
He is a dean and professor at National University of Health Sciences and a clinician at the Center for Health and Pain Management.
Dr. Dan, as he is affectionately known, was a baritone player in the original Phantom Regiment in 1956 and marched until 1965. He went on to be a music instructor, program coordinator, director, program adviser and medical director for the corps. He has been involved with the corps almost every year since its founding and has served in just about every role imaginable.
He was elected to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame in 2011.
Dr. Dan serves as the corps medical adviser and chairs the Phantom Regiment board’s hall of fame committee. He was honored with the organization’s Chevron Award for meritorious service in 1994. His name was added to the Phantom Regiment Alumni Association’s Heritage Award in 1997.
He began his marching career as a member of the marching band at St. Thomas High School Band and Drum Corps in Rockford (the predecessor to Boylan Catholic Central) in 1954 as a sixth-grader because, as he says, “I was tall and I could march.” His sister marched with him in the St. Thomas corps. He also has two brothers.
He serves on numerous boards in the medical field, including Kaplan University, NOW Company and Board of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and he’s a frequent speaker nationally.
Dr. Dan has B.S., M.S. and PhD degrees from Loyola University in Chicago and a D.N. from Chicago National College of Naprapathic Medicine.
He is a Rockford native and lives in Lombard, Ill.